How Cool Are We?

We got this whole selfie thing DOWN.

Ha. Someday we’ll be cool. Someday.


Grateful: For the construction worker who saved the day! Lucy and I went to get coffee this morning only to realize we were locked in the apartment. The keys had been left in the door from the outside (oops!). Geo called down to the man who was on the street and voila, he came up and we were saved!! Phew, close call.

Feeling Smugg ;)

This past weekend Geo and I celebrated our one year anniversary by taking a quick trip to Jeffersonville, VT and stayed at Smuggler’s Notch Resort and except for it being far too brief, it was pretty perfect!

My very own Mountain Man :)
My very own Mountain Man 🙂

Smugglers’ Notch is one of our favorite places to stay because not only is it beautiful, scenery wise, but it’s easy for us to get to from Scituate, MA and way less pricey than some of the other resorts you find up in Vermont. Sure, in the wintertime it may take an extra hour or so to get to the resort but it does so because they have to close the notch, a road that is very cool to drive on in the summer, fall and spring but pretty precarious in the winter… Heck, let’s be honest, it’s a little nerve-wracking to drive on it anytime of the year but also really neat (the kiddos will love it!).  Go here to take a look-see (pretty amazing, right?).

We were only there for a few days, two of which we both got sidelined with some work BUT it was still really nice to get away and not think about the outdoor furniture that has to be put away, the painting that needs to get done (specifically trim work which always stinks) and/or the million other tasks/errands that typically takes over our weekend.

2It was good for us. For us as a couple. We are often too hard one one another, less focused on our partnership than we should be and way too liberal with letting “US” time be TV time, where all we’re doing is sitting next to one another… doesn’t really count as quality time together, right?

We hiked, we ate, we talked, we slept, we dreamed, we snuggled – we were completely together, which felt really good. ‘Til next time Smuggs!

PS. The next time there will be THREE of us. #ForRealz

Baby news!

It Does the Body GOOOOD.

There is nothing like vacation, nothing at all. Half the fun is the build up to it, having something to look forward to and knowing that you’ll soon have a reprieve from the daily frustrations/monotony of life. I don’t consider myself a very high maintenance person but one thing I truly need in my life is vacation. When I first met Geo, he was pretty much the opposite. However, I’m happy to say that I think he’s come around to my way of living 🙂 We really treasure our escapes and that’s why pictures are so important!

Here are some from Mexico that I’ve been meaning to post:

I love these top three photos because I’m never this excited about going home but this time we had such exciting news to share with our friends and family (our engagement!) that you can tell I was happy 🙂


Mexico was amazing for many reasons but our family trip to Maine last week was also a great time.

First ice cream trip of the week (with many more to follow…), with the roof off. Who brought the cool kids? 

Our wedding venue offers wifi in their canoes… do I need to say more?

G’s first time looking at where we’ll be married! It was so beautiful and such a nice touch to our already lovely week. The food was delish and the DYI tour was fun too 🙂 

Liv fell asleep in the sun, so naturally her family members came to the rescue.

On a side note, Geo and I moved our mattress into the living room a couple weeks ago so that my sisters could sleep over and we’d all be in one room together (minus Geo), however the bf and I have gotten a little too comfy with it being right in front of the tv…

PS. Yesterday we ended our night by doing the NYT crossword puzzle together, it was silly and dorky and such a great way to end the day 🙂